School Governor / Trustee - variable hours

Bring your difference to make a difference to our children & young people!
Flexible hours Flexible

Wakefield Local Authority has a variety of different schools from across all educational settings & are interested in recruiting School Governors with a diverse range of skills, experiences & backgrounds - this can be from your life experiences to professional ones but the most important skills are your time and energy! 

Time involvement can vary dependent on the setting & your capacity but this is a discussion that will take place when you speak with prospective schools - usually it will be approx 4 hrs per month.

Becoming a School Governor is a fantastic opportunity to develop your own personal & strategic professional skills while giving back to the community. You will develop personal skills in strategic leadership & management that further develop life & career choices. Its also a perfect role if you are retired but still want to be actively involved in your community.

If you are passionate about improving outcomes for children, young people & our communities, both now and in the future, please contact us today. More information on the role available at: https://www.tradedservices.wakefield.gov.uk/Page/10797


All schools & academies have a Governors Allowances Scheme - more information can be provided when meeting the school
Deadline: Sun 18th September, 2022


LGBT, Men, Faith, Older people, Women, Young people, Health & Disability

Suitable for

People new to volunteering, People volunteering together, People who are older, People who are shy, People with limited mobility, People seeking work


Accessible toilet(s), Autism friendly, Wheelchair accessible

Minimum age


Skills gained

Leadership, Listening, Maths/Numeracy, Organising, Reading & writing, Talking to others, Teamwork

Skills needed

Catering, Creative, Decorating & carpentry, Design, IT / Computers, Leadership, Listening, Maths/Numeracy, Organising, Photography, Reading & writing, Talking to others, Teamwork


Criminal record check (DBS), Own computer (or access to one)

School Governor Services - Wakefield Traded Services

The Chesney Centre, Regent Street, Featherstone, Pontefract, UK
School Governor Services strive to build skills and confidence of motivated volunteers to effectively support and appropriately challenge school leaders and to oversee the long-term development of their school, maintaining a focus on the achievement of all children at the heart of all they do.
01977 723116
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